With new lists of candidates appearing every week, the attention of Brussels is turning towards the 22-25 May elections to the European Parliament. Following this, Brussels will move into its 8th legislature of the Parliament due to run from 2014-2019 and will be important in determining the nature of the next European Commission. In other words, these elections will be a determinant factor in the legislation put forward over the course of the next five years.
While CESI is an advocate of independence from political influence, it is important for Europe’s citizens to vote based on the issues that affect them and which are important to them as individuals. With this in mind, CESI is giving its members the chance to virtually campaign on these issues in Brussels and beyond to encourage people to vote on the issues that matter to them.
This week, CESI’s youth representative Matthäus Fandrejewski describes the issues important to him in the upcoming elections. The campaign allows member organisations to show the Brussels audience, as well as potential candidates in the elections, why they are going to vote with the aim of inspiring others to do the same.
Klaus Heeger, CESI’s Secretary General, is looking forward to taking part in the campaign: “It is important that we give our member organisations the opportunity to say why they are going to vote in the May elections. It doesn’t matter who they are voting for, but what is important is that they are voting, they are having their say, and they are voting for important causes.”
Your member organisation can get involved too by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can also now follow CESI on Twitter on @CESIpress for more information from the campaign